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, rain. the texas coast, beaumont, port arthur through galveston and an few showers near houston popped up. a few areas this morning a rough drive. otherwise, a quiet weather map the entire northern half kuch country. a warm weather map and not the incredible heat wave we've seen over the last the two weeks and hoping to get rain. arkansas one of the worst drought spots in the country along with colorado. the potential, especially eastern half of arkansas, a little rain. showers and thunderstorms hit-and-miss throughout the south east and a warm typical summerlike day for rest of us. enjoy. >> thanks, bill. >>> revising downward on wall street. americans city going bust, and which of the united states is the best for doing business? your "first look" at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> coming up, griffin strikes is rich, an all-star blowout and what fans know the rest of us don't. you're watching "first look" on nbc. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: slow ] [ barks ] ♪ [ upbeat ] [ barks ] beneful playful life is made with energy-packed wholesome grains... and real beef a
monsters to destroy the souls of children. >>> sherman helmsly has died at age 74. police in texas say he was found at his home, there's no word yet on the cause of death. >>> actor chad everett, the star of the '70s tv series, "medical center" has died of lung cancer as age 75. >>> and archaeologists say they may have found the remains of the woman commonly thought to be the model of the "mona lisa" experts may be able to reconstruct the face and compare it to the picture. >>> here's your first look at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. the "washington post" reports environmental groups are launching a campaign against republican lawmakers, they're calling the flat earth five. because they question greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and other sources are transforming the earth's climate. >>> the "huffington post" reports that the republicans in the house mistakenly confused the words employment and unemployment. that led house democrat nancy pelosi to joke, looks like they should stop harping about red tape and start looking for the white-out. >>> "mother jones" reports c
. in texas one family is getting the creeps, a crowing number of tehran ch las are making themselves at home on one man's property. he spotted at least ten in his home in the past month along with scorpions. one expert says they don't pose much risk but also are not easy to get rid of. >>> in massachusetts one man paid off his mortgage down to the last penny, he saved up $62,000 pennies. he started saving one current at a time after getting his mortgage. it took bank employees more than two days to unroll the coins, more than 400 pounds. >>> nasa captured amazing new images showing a 360-degree view of the martian landscape. the rover opportunity combined more than 800 pictures to show a composite view of a martian winter. ooh shows a martian crater spanning about 14 miles in diameter. >>> now for a look at the national weather, we turn to meade olt todd santos with the weather channel forecast. i think it's a painted desert in arizona. they couldn't find any picture. >> conspiracy theory. it's just a picture of the grand canyon, not actually mars. can't say too much about the martian winter
a grid that's been ravaged. pepco the utility serving washington has crews in from georgia, texas, even canada. >> tree trimmers, contract line crews, our crews, we're really starting -- we're going to make a dent in this. >> you know people are not happy? >> absolutely. we get it. >> frustrated. >> reporter: david rutland's refrigerator and his neighbor's are full of spoiling food. with gas stations unable to pump. and thousands of people crowding malls and cooling shelters and libraries and schools, word is power might not be back on for many until friday. >> we put a lot of money into restoring or hardening the system but this was an extreme event. >> reporter: the first storms blasted through friday night. 90 mile-per-hour winds. >> you could see the rain coming through, trees falling, trash lifting off the ground. >> reporter: more storms, heavy rain in chicago. wind in north carolina toppled more trees. one killed a couple on a golf cart. another killed a man taking refuge in a barn. the death toll in the storms past 22 and today will be even hotter from coast to coast. and in the
. it will add rain chances to those that did need it. >> thank you. coming up, texas industries a jinx and one last cup of joe for the road. >> coming up, an impressive start for usa basketball and the olympics are over before they even start for one member of the dream team. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ atmix of energies.ve the world needs a broader that's why we're supplying natural gas to generate cleaner electricity... that has around 50% fewer co2 emissions than coal. and it's also why, with our partner in brazil, shell is producing ethanol - a biofuel made from renewable sugarcane. >>a minute, mom! let's broaden the world's energy mix. let's go. >>> welcome back to "first look," i'm lynn berry. syrian activists are reporting a new massacre of more than 100 people yesterday in central hama province. the "new york times" says there are reports of more than 200 killed. >> "the washington post" reports first lady michelle obama was allegedly a target of a threat by a police officer in the district of columbia. he allegedly said he would shoot the first lady and use his phone to
real jail. >>> and finally in texas, follow that scooter. police are fishing for the man in this video who stole seafood from a walmart. using his motorized chair to make his escape. he lifted $200 of lobster tails, loaded them into his basket and just rolled out of the store. he stuffed the lobsters in his car and took off. authorities say an employee did get the license plate of the car. but not the scooter. >>> now for a look at your national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill cairns. >> guy's got taste. >> if you're going to go for something, go to the lobster tails. >> corn on the cob in the car, littleneck clams and we got ourselves a barbeque. >> we're condoning eating a lot of lobsters. >>> there's a few things in life every weather guy has to do, blizzard, hurricane, chase tornadoes and go to the top of mount washington. the reason i mentioned all of these things, one of these things i haven't done, never been to death valley national park, california, one of the hottest places in the entire country. phoenix was 111, 114 in vegas. death valley is located here, it was 1
valley and through texas could become active. it's the heat of the day that will get those going. d.c., isolated chance. better chances toward raleigh, char shot, south carolina, atlanta as well. a few showers toward the houston area, a few of them producing a little bit of lightning. we'll talk about what we can expect the next couple of days. for some areas it's repeating itself day after day. >>> also coming up, earnings start off down. china shows no sign of heating up. and what is by far america's favorite flower? your first look at business headlines straight ahead. >>> prince is king of the home run derby. and cheering a yankees slugger. [ male announcer ] you sprayed them. thought they were dead. huh? [ male announcer ] should've used roundup. it kills weeds to the root, so they don't come back. roundup. no root. no weed. no problem. did you know honey nut cheerios is america's favorite cereal? oh, you're good! hey, did you know that honey nut cheerios is... oh you too! ooh, hey america's favorite cereal is... honey nut cheerios ok then off to iceland! >>> welcome back to "f
so if you're in driving distance of austin, texas, on saturday or portsmouth, new hampshire, on sunday, we have details posted if you would like to go. again, they've been your wars. it's your country, you're invited. >>> mercury rising. a large swath of the u.s. enduring another day of relentless heat, but is there light at the end of the tunnel? >>> exit wound. shocking new video shows the moments leading up to a huge pileup on a dallas off ramp. >>> and -- with a bang. out with a bang. a technical glitch causes all of san diego's july 4th fireworks to go off at once. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more straight ahead. 234is is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with going to extremes. relief could be in sight for millions of americans who have endured nearly a week of record-breaking heat, but the dangerous heat wave forecast to break this weekend in many parts of country is still not over yet. nbc's dan shen minh has that story. >> reporter: 92 degrees before 9:00 a.m. another hot day just beginning in chicago. the tempera
they have a, quote, normal family. >>> yokamon hearn was executed yesterday in texas for the 1998 abduction and fatal shooting of a stockbroker. it was the state's first execution using only one lethal drug instead of three due to shortages. >> and in china, a taxi driver hung on to the hood of a car of a drunk driver who had collided with his taxi cab. the drunk driver tried to escape, but the capby held on for a wild ride until he stopped at a karaoke bar and the police could be called in to make an arrest. >>> and now here is an early look at scrambled politics. anton scalia said he did not have a falling out with justice john roberts over the health care law. morgan persisted, loud exchange of words, scalia said, quote, no, no, nothing like that. >>> white house speaker john boehner calls the controversy over mitt romney's tax returns are a distraction. >>> nancy pelosi told politico she has a plan to win back control of the house and she has traveled around the country raising $60 million to help democratic candidates in november. >>> what's middle class in america? well, the "christia
, arkansas, yesterday. oklahoma city, 107. many areas from texas to arkansas, southern missouri and kansas, we'll do it all over again. some areas shot once again of hitting 110 degrees. and oklahoma city's forecast, look at this, lynn, 108 through thursday and we cool it off to 100 on saturday. >> that's like an arizona forecast. >> easily. hot arizona forecast. >> all right, bill. thanks so much. >>> stocks finish flat, hsbc takes another hit and the end of a rhode island institution. the first look at this morning's business headlines is straight ahead. >>> ichiro hits the century mark, and the angels pull the old switcher yo on the rangers. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ the one and only, cheerios [ female announcer ] the next generation of investing technology is now within your grasp with the e-trade 360 investing dashboard. e-trade 360 is the world's first investing homepage that shows you where all your investments are and what they're doing with free streaming quotes, news, analysis and even your trade ticket. everything exactly the way you want it, all on one page. tr
when it went off the road and slammed into two trees in rural south texas. the cause of the accident is being investigated but a trooper at the scene says a blown-out tire could be to blame. witnesses claim the truck's cab and bed were packed with illegal immigrants but that has yet to be confirmed by usuals. u.s. customs officials are taking part in the investigation. >>> here's a look at the other news going on around america today. in new orleans a 17-story building came crashing down on purpose. crews imploded the old palace hotel, also known as the grand palace, to make room for a new medical center. >>> in florida a hospital that stood for four years met its own demise. the seven-story facility was turned to rubble in less than four seconds after closing its doors two years ago. >>> also in florida, big trouble on a small runway when a massive c-17 military cargo jet landed at the wrong airport and nearly ran out of runway. the pilot apparently thought he was arriving at mcdale air force base four miles away. the airport he landed at is reserved for smaller planes and helicopte
shoveled down their servings in 1:23. look at them go. >>> finally in texas, the biggest problem for a skunk is usually its odor. but this little guy somehow got a bottle stuck to his face and wandered around for a few minutes with a container going along for the ride. animal control showed up later, removed the bottle. the skunk was said to be fine, a little bit confused, however. >>> now for a look at the national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. the skunk owes somebody big-time. it for removing the head cover. >> yeah, he also became the very first bottle-nosed skunk. >> oh. that was set up well. >> i'm full of them this morning. >> can't wait to see what's next. good morning, everyone, as veronica mentioned, we're in the midst of this impressive summer drought, heat wave. this summer is turning out to be a lot like last year. when we had the incredible heat from indianapolis to louisville to oklahoma city. they're getting a little more heat, even on the eastern seaboard, we'll get it again here. all the heat in the middle of
, and they are not alone. texas governor rick perry, a former republican rival says that romney should be as open as possible. meantime on the other side we've got republicans criticizing the obama campaign for what they're saying about mitt romney. john mccain calls the campaign disgraceful for targeting those tax returns and romney's time with bain capital. he calls it chicago-style sleazy campaigning and saying the focus should the be on5 trillion added to the deficit. meantime former new hampshire governor john sununu said he shouldn't have said that president obama needs to learn to be an american. what he really meant is he needs to learn the american formula for business. lynn? >> all right, tracie, thanks. >>> last night on the rachel maddow show, dan rather talked about the refusal to disclose the financial records and he said in his view it's hurting romney's campaign. >> he and his staff must realize that their position is on the defensive. they want to be talking about the economy, the lack of jobs, and barack obama's record. instead, they're against the ropes and they just, to mix a
kansas to oklahoma to texas, this is going to probably be one of the hottest weeks of the summer. eastern seaboard, a dip in the jet stream. you're still warm. a lot of thunderstorms right along the carolina coastline. that will be the pattern this week. we're not going to see anything too hot in the east. heat advisories from oklahoma city to dallas. all the way from new orleans back up to little rock. this is where the heat will be worst as we go throughout the day today. how hot will it be? check out the temperature in wichita, kansas, up to 108 today. could even be near 110 right around tulsa from 105 oklahoma city to dallas. little rock's been above 100 day after day. 107 today around little rock, ridiculous. it's pretty humid around new orleans up into areas of alabama and mississippi, too. i tell you what, dallas, this week, 105 all the way to about 100 right through friday. so it doesn't look like any relief is coming. thankfully in kansas city, we do have a few thunderstorms this morning. we'll take whatever rain we can get. it's not drenching the whole area but from st. joseph t
. >>> elsewhere, texas instruments slid in late trade after disappointing report. keep an "oon apple today. it delivers earnings after the bell. cisco is cutting back with plans to lay off 1300 employees or 2% of the workforce. pete's coffee and tea shot up 28% after striking a deal to be acquired by a german company for $1 billion. toys made by jim hensen's company is not popping up in kid's meals anymore. they severed ties with the fast food chain after the ceo's recent remarks against same-sex marriage saying the company favored the biblical definition of the family unit. it's that time of year again. what not to wear to work in the summer. so the usual owe fenlders top the list, that includes strapless tops and flip-flops. these are, of course, workplace no-nos. and 65% surveyed say leave your hoodies at home as well. coming up, the nats take it to extras. the phillies rally late. hockey's ranger deal for an all star. plus, a surprise trade puts a japanese icon in pinstripes. your first look at sports is straight ahead. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. mine was earned off vietnam
-time record. it's blamed for this buckling pavement. >> happening from wisconsin to texas you're seeing streets buckling all over the place. >> reporter: no relief in the forecast for friday. chicago cancels all summer school classes. the same for much of the nation. 102 in south carolina to 103 as far north as milwaukee. to make matters worst, hundreds of thousands of americans are in their sixth day without electricity from last week's storm. waiting for relief from the heat and the frustration. >> when they told me july 8th this morning, i cried. it's -- i couldn't believe that i actually had broken at that point. >> reporter: forecasters say that relief may come soon. >> by the end of this weekend and certainly by the beginning of next week, it's going to feel much more comfortable, especially for the middle of the country. >> reporter: cooler temperatures without rain will do little to help extremely dry conditions affecting two-thirds of the country, about 2 million people. this farm hasn't had decent rain since april 15th. >> basically we're considering this to be probably a tota
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